Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. Today I’m really delighted to be sharing my thoughts on the audiobook, A Path Through the Jungle, written and narrated by Professor Steve Peters. A big thank you to Gaby at Midas for bringing such an interesting read to my attention!
All of us face challenges, rough patches and struggles in life. During these times we are often our own worst enemy, experiencing unwelcome emotions, thinking and behaviours. The one thing that has stood out to Professor Steve Peters in his years of supporting people as a Consultant Psychiatrist is that no matter what you may be facing in life, if you have the skills to be in a good place emotionally then you can cope, thrive and present the real you to the world.
Now, the bestselling author of The Chimp Paradox, has created a structured, practical self-development programme to help you attain psychological health and wellbeing. Professor Peters explains complex neuroscience in straightforward terms with his Chimp Management Mind Model. The 8 stages of the book help you to focus on yourself, empower you and leads you along a path to robustness and resilience.
Due to my personal circumstances, this is very much a review while in the process of reading moment. I haven’t had enough time to listen to the whole of the book as of yet, but what I have read has left me utterly intrigued.
As someone with PTSD, I was especially interested to see what I could take away from this book. Through the courses of therapy I’ve been on, I’ve gained a lot of insight as to how my brain works in fight or flight situations, but boiling it down even further, to the nitty gritty, to the why, fascinates me. And this book provided brilliant insight into some of the pieces of the puzzle I’d been missing. Or maybe, it just rehashed it, but in a different shapes.
Professor Peters draws on every day scenarios to allow us to see how the different parts of the brain fight against each other for dominance, and how we can start to recognise this in action, thus allowing us to, in turn, make our brain work for us.
It’s a powerful book, full of worth for anyone with habits they see in themselves that they may wish to break, or just for interest; an ever growing mind is a happy one, after all.
Thank you again to the love Gaby at Midas for access to this title. A Path Through the Jungle is availble on Audible now.